Hotel Rooms Insecure – Key Card Hacking

Posted on: July 25th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

Security researcher Cody Brocious has made a brave statement – apparently hotel key cards are insecure and open to be hacked.

Cody Brocious claims that he is able to unlock a hotel door simply by plugging a power cable into the lock with the other end attached to a custom portable programming device, built for around £30.

The reason behind this security flaw is due to the memory chip inside the locks; they are easily readable causing the exposure of the security codes inside.